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Encyclopedia > Raining Blood
"Raining Blood"
Single by Slayer
from the album Reign in Blood
Released 1986
Label Def Jam Records
Writer(s) Jeff Hanneman
Kerry King lyrics
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Slayer singles chronology
"Raining Blood"
(1986)
"Postmortem"
(1986)

"Raining Blood" is the final track from thrash metal band Slayer's 1986 album, Reign in Blood. The song has become a live staple played at every Slayer show and released on every Slayer live album and DVD. The song will be featured in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Def Jam Records is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964, in Oakland, California) is the guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Frederick Jay Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American record producer. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its signature high speed and aggression. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... // Many successful recording artists release at least one live album at some point during their career. ...

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Sound and history

The song is regarded as a masterpiece by metal fans. The title itself plays on being a near homophone with the album title. Slayer's guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King wrote the lyrics with Hanneman writing the music. No live Slayer CD or DVD has been released without it and it remains a popular concert staple. It was also issued as a single by Def Jam Recordings. Look up Homophone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964, in Oakland, California) is the guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group. ...


On the original 1986 pressing, Raining Blood (track 10) starts at the breakdown of the previous track (Postmortem). This error was corrected on the 1998 re-release.


In 1991 a double live video was made for the song with "Black Magic", from the 1983 album Show No Mercy. The video omits the solos at the end (as is often done in concert) and goes into "Black Magic" after the line "Now I shall reign in blood". Show No Mercy is the debut album by the thrash metal band Slayer, which was released in December 1983 through Metal Blade Records. ...


In 2003 Slayer toured playing Reign in Blood in its entirety throughout the fall, something they never did on the original album tour, under the tour banner "Still Reigning". Their playing of the final song "Raining Blood" culminated with the band being drenched in a rain of fake blood, and was released on the DVD Still Reigning.[1] Still Reigning is a home video by Slayer which was released in 2004 through American Recordings. ...


The song ranked #8 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs.[2]


Appearances in Media

The song was also featured in the 127th South Park episode Die Hippie, Die aired on March 16, 2005.[3] The plot centers on the town of South Park, which has been overrun by hippies. Eric Cartman states "Hippies can't stand death metal" (an incorrect categorization) and proceeds to drill through a hippie concert onto the main stage to change the audio to "Raining Blood", making the hippies run away. King found the episode humorous and expressed his interest in the show ending the interview with "It was good to see the song being put to good use, if we can horrify some hippies we've done our job."[4] "Raining Blood" was also included in the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in–game radio station V-Rock.[5] Raining Blood will be a playable song in the upcoming Activision video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. This article is about the TV series. ... Die Hippie, Die is episode 902 of Comedy Centrals South Park. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hippies (singular hippie or sometimes hippy) were members of the 1960s counterculture movement who adopted a communal or nomadic lifestyle, renounced corporate nationalism and the Vietnam War, embraced aspects of Buddhism, Hinduism, and/or Native American religious culture, and were otherwise at odds with traditional middle class Western values. ... Eric Theodore Cartman, commonly referred to as Cartman, is a character in the animated series South Park. ... Death metal is a subgenre of heavy metal. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... The soundtrack of the game Grand Theft Auto:Vice City is popular not only with fans of the game, but also with lovers of 1980s music. ...

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Covers

In 2001 the song was covered by Tori Amos on her album Strange Little Girls. King states the cover was odd; "It took me a minute and a half to find a spot in the song where I knew where she was. It's so weird. If she had never told us, we would have never known. You could have played it for us and we'd have been like, 'What's that?' Like a minute and a half through I heard a line and was like, 'I know where she's at!'"[6] In response, Slayer sent some T-shirts back to Amos, which she said was appreciated. [7] The song was also covered by Malevolent Creation, Chimaira, Vader, Diecast, and Erik Hinds, who covered the entire album on a H'arpeggione.[8] In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Strange Little Girls was a concept album released by singer-songwriter Tori Amos in 2001. ... Malevolent Creation is a death metal band originally hailing from Buffalo, New York. ... Chimaira are a metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Diecast is a five-piece metalcore music group originating from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Erik Hinds (b. ... The Harpeggione is an instrument built by Fred Carlson for musician Erik Hinds. ...


The guitar riffs from "Raining Blood" and "Mandatory Suicide" were sampled by rapper Lil Jon in the song "Stop Fuckin Wit' Me" from the album 2004 Crunk Juice. It was Rick Rubin's only collaboration with Lil Jon on the record, Jon wanted to attempt to create a black version of Suicidal Tendencies "Institutionalized".[9] In music, a riff is an ostinato figure: a repeated chord progression, pattern or melodic figure, often played by the rhythm section instruments, that forms the basis or accompaniment of a rock music or jazz composition. ... This biographical article or section needs additional references for verification. ... Crunk Juice is the 2004 album by Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz Track listing Crunk Juice Get Crunk (featuring Bo Hagon) What U Gon Do (featuring Lil Scrappy) Real Nigga Roll Call (featuring Ice Cube) Bo Hagons Phone Call Da Blow (featuring Gangsta Boo) Contract (featuring Trillville, Jazze Pha... Frederick Jay Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American record producer. ... Suicidal Tendencies are a hardcore punk band formed in 1982 in Venice, California. ...

  • Reggie and the Full Effect had covered the song for an import EP, using a synthesizer to replace the lead guitar for an odd effect.
  • No Reedeming Social Value recorded a live version of Raining Blood.
  • Freaklabel has been known to play an instrumental version during live performances as part of a tribute to their influences.
  • Vader has put out a cover on their Live in Japan CD. They also recorded it the studio and released it as a bonus track for the Japanese version of Impressions In Blood.
  • Dr. Wily and the Robot Masters have been known to include Raining Blood (occasionally in its entirety) in the middle of their song 'A Boy And His Blob' during live performances around North America during their 2003-2004 tours.
  • Goregrind band Cuntgrinder released a song called "Dildo Megawatt (Slaytanic Version)" which is based off of Raining Blood. Cuntgrinder combined the famous riff at the beginning of Raining Blood along with the entire intro, but the lyrics are not the same.
  • S.O.D. played the first part of the song in the middle of their song Speak English or Die on their live album/dvd Live At Budokan/Speak English or Live.
  • Hardcore band Hatebreed occassionially play the first couple of riffs from the song in their live set.
  • The metal from Seattle,WA Fall Of Troy had a sample of the Raining Blood riff.
  • Turisas Have covered raining blood live.

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References

  1. ^ Patrizio, Andy (2005-01-11). Slayer: Still Reigning The landmark metal album performed in its entirety.. IGN. Retrieved on 2007-02-05.
  2. ^ "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1-4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com; last accessed September 10, 2006.
  3. ^ Die Hippie, Die. Southparkstudios.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-13.
  4. ^ Atkinson, Peter (2006-04-24). Songs about God and Satan – Part 1: An Interview with Slayer's Kerry King. KNAC.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  5. ^ Vice City Radio - V Rock. Vicecityradio.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  6. ^ Barker, Samuel (2002-02-09). A Conversation With Kerry King. Rockzone.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  7. ^ http://www.hereinmyhead.com/musicians/others.html
  8. ^ Couture, François. RIB - Erik Hinds. All Music Guide. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  9. ^ Breihan, Tom (2005-01-14). Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz “Stop Fuckin Wit Me”. Pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-04.

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Reign in Blood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (490 words)
Reign in Blood  is a thrash metal album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music) through Def Jam Records (later re-released on Rubin's Def American/American Recordings).
Produced by Rick Rubin, Reign in Blood largely abandoned the prog-influenced stylings of Hell Awaits in favour of quick, aggressive rhythms.
"Raining Blood" was covered by Tori Amos on 2001's Strange Little Girls, by Malevolent Creation in 2004 as well as by many other heavy metal bands.
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